Acknowledgments

Production of a book such as this requires a tremendous team effort from many individuals. We would particularly like to thank our secretaries, Patricia Jones and Kami Ramnarain, and the other secretaries in the Radiology Department at the Christie Hospital, for their work in the preparation of the manuscripts and images. In addition,our radiographers have been very helpful in performing searches and retrieving images from storage. They are also thanked for the high quality of their work.

Bernadette Carrington deserves a special word of gratitude for supplying supplementary images from her collection to improve many of the chapters.

Finally, we would like to acknowledge the tolerance of our contributors who have patiently revised their chapters at the editors' request as the remit of the project expanded during its evolution. PAH BMC

Abbreviations

APR

Abdominoperineal resection

BPH

Benign prostatic hypertrophy

CIN

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

CSI

Chemical shift imaging

CT

Computed tomography

DCE

Dynamic contrast enhancement/enhanced

DRE

Digital rectal examination

DTPA

Diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid dimeglumine

ERCs

Endorectal coils

EBRT

External beam radiotherapy

EORTC

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

EUA

Examination under anaesthesia

5-FU

5-fluorouracil

FDG PET

18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography

FFE

Fast field echo

FIESTA

Fast imaging employing steady state acquisition

FIGO

Federation Internationale Gynécologie et Oncologie

FISP

Fast imaging steady state precession

FOV

Field of view

FSE

Fast spin echo

Gd

Gadolinium

GE

Gradient echo

GEPDI

Gradient echo proton density image

G1

Gastrointestinal

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

HNPCC

Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer

HPV

Human papilloma virus

IVC

Inferior vena cava

IAF

Ischioanal fossa

JSM

Jewett - Strong-Marshall

MSAD

Maximum short axis diameter

PIN

Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia

PSA

Prostate specific antigen

ROC

Receiver operating characteristic

SPIO

Super-paramagnetic iron oxide

STIR

Short tau inversion recovery

SV

Seminal vesicle

T1W1

T1 Weighted image(s)

T2W1

T2 Weighted image(s) (Usually fast or turbo spin echo)

TEs

Echo times

TME

Total meso-rectal excision

TNM

Tumour node metastasis

TR

Repetition time

TRUS

Transrectal ultrasound

TSE

Turbo spin echo

TURP

Transurethral resection of the prostate

UICC

Union Internationale Contre le Cancer

UKCCR

United Kingdom Coordinating Committee on Cancer Research

US

Ultrasound

VAIN

Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia

VIN

Vulval intraepithelial neoplasia

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